Austin’s Reader’s Theatre was adorable, and he was so proud of being the narrator. My kids’ wonderful teachers have been working since Tuesday to get Skype hooked up in their classroom, so we can skype into their classes. Andy helped Austin’s teacher set up her account, and we’ll schedule a few sessions once we’re in region. What a wonderful opportunity. As we were leaving the school, teachers, staff, and parents were wishing us Godspeed and safe travels on our journey.
Our flights were uneventful, which is good. The longest flight was 9 hours, but it was during the night. I slept for a hour off and on, but not consecutive. Once we landed in Germany, I was so thankful I packed a few essentials to freshen up. I felt like a truck had run me over.
Travel Tip #1: Luggage- we checked one large duffel bag, and 1 rolling suitcase. We carried on a backpack each, and 1 rolling carry-on. That’s it for the duration. It was easy to carry around the airports, and it fit easily in Niko’s car.(Your driver). Once we got to Philly, we bought some “gifts” at the duty free store, so we had that paper bag, also!
Travel Tip #2: Pack Colgate wisps, cleansing facial wipes, makeup, etc, on the plane. I’m telling you I felt like a new woman once I was able to freshen up after the long flight. Food was plentiful on the flights, so don’t think you need to take a lot of snacks.